A fun stop in Orvieto, just two blocks from the cathedral, is Giuseppe Rosella's Il Mago di Oz (Wizard of Oz) shop. Like eccentric artisans all over Europe, he has a one-track mind and enjoys the challenge of getting visitors into it. With a little touch and a wave of the hand, anyone can turn on and off his trippy little wonderland. Readers of my guidebooks are sure to connect with such characters wherever they travel. Why? Because I like them.
This is Day 19 of my 100 Days in Europe series. As I research my guidebooks and make new TV shows, I'm reporting on my experiences and lessons learned in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Bulgaria, Romania, and beyond. Find more at blog.ricksteves.com.